Mphasis to provide advanced testing services to Royal Bank of Scotland

Mphasis to provide advanced testing services to Royal Bank of Scotland
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7 Jul, 2020

Bengaluru based information technology (IT) major Mphasis has signed a multi-year agreement with the Royal Bank of Scotland to provide advanced ‘transformation to testing services’ through its testing centre of excellence (TCoE).  

The multi-year deal will see Mphasis transforming the IT  functions of the bank to provide speed and agility in product releases in lending.

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Mphasis said that it will provide its proprietary transformation capabilities, including accelerated microservices development, robotic process automation and DevOps integration.

This would be used to provide a better user interface, environment management and increase inefficiencies due to automation. The automated testing capabilities would help the companies to optimize deliverables as well as help to roll out new frameworks and tools, it said.

“Their digital capabilities coupled with an impeccable global track record for consistent service delivery, makes it a perfect partner for our transformation agenda,” Trish Arksey, lending program director, RBS said.

In 2015, the Royal Bank of Scotland signed a master services agreement (MSA) with Mphasis for its application management services. As part of this agreement, Mphasis managed the performance and quality of critical applications at the corporate and institutional banking divisions of RBS.

Last month, Mphasis had set up a wireless chamber in Bengaluru to enable advanced testing and certification of applications that use emerging technologies.

The chamber is equipped with radio frequency (RF) shielding for internet of things (IoT), 5G and WiFi, allowing the mid-tier IT firm to deliver advanced testing and certification services for these technologies, as per a statement.

Mphasis said that it has already been managing the performance and quality of critical applications of RBS at the group’s corporate and institutional banking divisions.

The TCoE, which is mostly virtual, will serve as a Test Innovation Hub and will also manage new alliances and partnerships to help companies transition to a Testing-as-a-service model.